Poitiers, where the countryside invites itself into the city
Parks and gardens in every shade of green invite you for a stroll to explore their individual features. Recharge your batteries on a ramble along the banks of the river Clain. The natural colours of Poitiers blend in with the tones of its atmosphere of easy living. It’s not hard to be close to nature in Poitiers. Parks, gardens and other green spaces are found in the very centre of the city, ideal for a stroll with the family to enjoy the colours of the different seasons.
In the heart of the city, the Parc de Blossac.
Laid out in the 18th century, it contains different gardens: formal French, English landscape, etc. Children will be delighted to discover some animals such as hedgehogs and squirrels. Keen gardening fans will go straight to the Roseraie, where several thousands of flower varieties await them. But this park also hosts different events such as the Sports Festival in June, and the operation “Bienvenue à la ferme” (Welcome to the Farm) in July, a nice way of livening up the summer life of the city. The Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden) in the city centre has an educational vocation. With its hectare of trees aged over a century and its tropical greenhouse, it is ideal for a ramble. On the bank of the river Clain, the Jardin des Sens (Garden of the Senses) offers an interesting guided tour.
Poitiers : a label at the service of quality of life.